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Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 7.
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 7.

The Barbadian Proposal Turning Heads at COP27

How Mia Mottley’s climate finance plan went from symbol of moral outrage to serious possibility at the IMF.

People protest in Jamaica.
People protest in Jamaica.

Why Do Caribbean Countries Want to Leave the Monarchy Now?

Of the 14 countries beyond the United Kingdom that retain Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, at least six in the Caribbean want out.

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley, former cricketer Garfield Sobers, Barbadian President Sandra Mason, singer Rihanna, and Prince Charles stand during the presidential inauguration ceremony at National Heroes Square in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Nov. 30.
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley, former cricketer Garfield Sobers, Barbadian President Sandra Mason, singer Rihanna, and Prince Charles stand during the presidential inauguration ceremony at National Heroes Square in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Nov. 30.

Barbados Steps Out From Under the Queen’s Umbrella

From Rihanna to climate finance, the small island nation has big foreign-policy goals.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits Barbados in the 1970s.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits Barbados in the 1970s.

Barbados Is Ready to Say Goodbye to the Queen

This year, it plans to become a republic—here’s why, and what that means for others in the region.

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